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Radial Keratotomy Eye Surgery

Radial keratotomy (RK) was once one of the most frequently used surgical procedures to correct nearsightedness. However, since the development of more effective vision repair procedures, such as LASEK, LASIK and PRK, RK is considered an outdated procedure.

To better understand your options, see Am I a Candidate for Refractive or Laser Eye Surgery?

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Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler, MD on March 06, 2014

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